A new year has dawned. A new season is almost here! Here are your links for today:
*waving hands* Camp is here! Camp is here! Camp is here! Here’s the roster as the Devils 2020-2021 training camp gets underway:
If you want to watch through a bunch of interviews and hear from the guys directly, here’s a full rundown of player interviews: [NHL]
Jack Hughes said he added 14 pounds (of muscle), from 164 lbs. to 180 lbs.— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) December 31, 2020
Nico Hischier said his injury occurred in early December. He was on the ice and someone fell on his foot. He is hoping to be ready for opening night, but is not skating at this time.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) December 31, 2020
Devils coach Lindy Ruff wants to play a few "games" near the end of training camp because his players have been skating and doing drill for months, but most haven't played since March. He said one will hopefully be in the evening as well.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) December 31, 2020
Lindy Ruff calls his system he's going to implement with #NJDevils is 'up-tempo with discipline"— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) December 31, 2020
As for #NJDevils captaincy, Lindy Ruff says:— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) December 31, 2020
"It will be a discussion during camp on whether we will name one. Right now for me, I have to learn [about] the players.”
2018 fifth-round pick Yegor Sharangovich has really bolstered his stock over the last few weeks. A look at an intriguing guy heading into training camp: [The Athletic ($)]
Two old friends are signed:
Lamoriello confirms Cory Schneider, Matt Martin and Andy Greene have signed and will be in #Isles camp— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) December 31, 2020
Zdeno Chara is now a Capital, and that is a very weird sentence to write:
OFFICIAL! BIG Z TO DC!— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2020
The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $795,000 contract.
Full Details: https://t.co/1Pqb61mP5q#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/Ad50bX7LvA
Chara said he feels he can "still play regularly," and in Boston:— Matt Porter (@mattyports) December 31, 2020
"It was very clear to me I would not be in the starting lineup, or starting some games, or some back-to-back games. I would be more of a reserve type of player."
The Blue Jackets have signed Pierre-Luc Dubois to a two-year contract. But does he want out of Columbus? [The Athletic ($)]
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